This topic describes the new and updated features of Realtime Compute for Apache Flink in 2021. This topic also provides relevant links for your reference.

Updates in December 2021

Release date Feature Category Description References
2021-12-24 Fully managed Flink Getting started This topic describes how to build a job that synchronizes data from MySQL to Hologres in the console of fully managed Flink. Ingest data into data warehouses or data lakes in real time
2021-12-21 Fully managed Flink Announcement This topic describes the impact of the remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in Apache Log4j 2 and provides security suggestions for customers and cloud services. Announcement on an Apache Log4j zero-day security vulnerability
2021-12-20 Fully managed Flink New version This topic describes the background information, prerequisites, limits, and syntax of the CREATE DATABASE AS statement. This topic also provides examples of the CREATE DATABASE AS statement. CREATE DATABASE AS statement
2021-12-20 Fully managed Flink New version This topic describes the background information, prerequisites, limits, and syntax of the CREATE TABLE AS statement. This topic also provides examples of the CREATE TABLE AS statement. CREATE TABLE AS statement
2021-12-20 Fully managed Flink New version This topic describes how to configure, view, and delete a MySQL catalog in the console of fully managed Flink. Manage MySQL catalogs
2021-12-20 Fully managed Flink New version These topics provide the DDL syntax that is used to create a MySQL result table and the DDL syntax that is used to create a MySQL dimension table, describes the parameters in the WITH clause, and provides data type mappings and sample code.

Updates in November 2021

Release date Feature Category Description References
2021-11-26 Fully managed Flink New feature This topic describes how to grant permissions to a RAM user. The RAM user can be used to access the Realtime Compute for Apache Flink console and perform operations in the console only after the RAM user is granted the required permissions by the Alibaba Cloud account. Grant permissions to a RAM user
2021-11-12 Fully managed Flink Content optimization The billing topic is split into multiple topics. New content is added to the billing topics. Overview
2021-11-05 Fully managed Flink Getting started This topic describes how to activate fully managed Flink, create a JAR streaming job or batch job, and publish and run the job. Quick start of a Flink JAR job

Updates in October 2021

Release date Feature Category Description References
2021-10-29 Fully managed Flink Getting started This topic describes how to activate fully managed Flink, create an SQL job, and publish and run the job. Quick start of a Flink SQL job

Updates in September 2021

Release date Feature Category Description References
2021-09-26 Fully managed Flink Content optimization FAQ is split into multiple topics based on scenarios.
2021-09-01 Fully managed Flink New version These topics provide the DDL syntax that is used to create an Apache Iceberg source table and the DDL syntax that is used to create an Apache Iceberg result table, describe the parameters in the WITH clause, and provide data type mappings and examples.

Updates in August 2021

Release date Feature Category Description References
2021-08-18 Fully managed Flink Example These topics describe how to use the MaxCompute DataStream connector, Kafka DataStream connector, and MySQL CDC DataStream connector to read or write data in the console of fully managed Flink.
2021-08-04 Fully managed Flink New feature This topic describes how to compare the current version with a historical version when you edit a job. After you compare the versions, you can roll back the current job to an earlier version based on the comparisons. Manage job versions
2021-08-04 Fully managed Flink New feature This topic describes how to configure resources in expert mode. In expert mode, you can perform fine-grained control over the resources that are required by tasks in different scenarios. Configure resources in expert mode
2021-08-04 Fully managed Flink New feature This topic describes how to configure, view, and drop a Hologres catalog in the console of fully managed Flink. Manage Hologres catalogs
2021-08-04 Fully managed Flink New version This topic describes the major updates and bug fixes of fully managed Flink in the version that was released on August 4, 2021. August 4, 2021

Updates in June 2021

Release date Feature Category Description References
2021-06-23 Fully managed Flink New feature This topic describes how to use the FIRST_VALUE function. This function returns the first non-null record of a data stream. FIRST_VALUE
2021-06-23 Fully managed Flink New feature This topic describes how to use the LAST_VALUE function. This function returns the last non-null record of a data stream. LAST_VALUE
2021-06-02 Fully managed Flink New feature This topic provides the DDL syntax that is used to create a ClickHouse result table, describes the parameters in the WITH clause, and provides data type mappings and examples. Create a ClickHouse result table
2021-06-02 Fully managed Flink New feature This topic describes how to use the machine learning function CLUSTER_SERVING to perform online inference. CLUSTER_SERVING
2021-06-02 Fully managed Flink New version This topic describes the major updates and bug fixes of fully managed Flink in the version that was released on June 2, 2021. June 2, 2021

Updates in May 2021

Release date Feature Category Description References
2021-05-25 Original product line End-of-Sale (EOS) Realtime Compute for Apache Flink in exclusive mode reached the EOS on April 28, 2021. April 28, 2021: Realtime Compute for Apache Flink in exclusive mode is no longer available

Updates in April 2021

Release date Feature Category Description References
2021-04-21 Fully managed Flink New feature This topic describes the classification, definitions, and dependencies of user-defined extensions (UDXs), and how to debug jobs and optimize job performance. Overview
2021-04-19 Fully managed Flink New version This topic describes the major updates and bug fixes of fully managed Flink in the version that was released on April 19, 2021. April 19, 2021
2021-04-19 Original product line New version This topic describes the major updates and bug fixes in Blink 3.7.10. Blink-3.7.10

Updates in March 2021

Release date Feature Category Description References
2021-03-16 Fully managed Flink New feature This topic describes how to develop, publish, suspend, and terminate Flink Python jobs and manage dependencies in the console of fully managed Flink. Overview of Flink Python Developer Guide
2021-03-16 Fully managed Flink New feature This topic provides the DDL syntax that is used to create a FileSystem dimension table, describes the parameters in the WITH clause, and provides sample code. Create a FileSystem dimension table

Updates in January 2021

Release date Feature Category Description References
2021-01-20 Fully managed Flink New feature This topic provides the DDL syntax that is used to create an Upsert Kafka result table, describes the parameters in the WITH clause, and provides sample code. Create an Upsert Kafka result table